Puckerfest 12
Jul
19
to Jul 24

Puckerfest 12

It's hard to believe that 12 years ago, Belmont Station launched a celebration of sour and wild ales with just a handful of offerings. But here we are, a dozen years later -- and a LOT more great beer to share!

In addition to special releases and offerings from our long-time contributors such as Ale ApothecaryBlock 15Double MountainUpright, de GardeBreakside, and so many others, we are bringing in a good number of great breweries that we usually don't see around here specifically for the event, including E9LibertineTRVEParadox,StoupFloodlandHill FarmsteadWunderkammer BierThe Rare Barrel The Good Beer Company and more!

Instead of having "themes" each day like we have in the past, we are just going to put all the great beers on tap and rotate them through as quickly as you can enjoy them. So it will be key to keep an eye on the live draft list on our website to make sure you don't miss anything!

That being said, we do have three special events happening during Puckerfest:

Thursday July 19: Cherries & Heavy Metal Puckerfest Kickoff

We kick things off with some tasty krieks and other delights from Double Mountain, and, as is tradition, Matt Swihart and friends will be bringing fresh cherries for us to nibble on. And Denver's true Heavy Metal brewery, TRVE, will be in-house, sharing their incredible sours and hanging out with us! Look for this all to happen around 5-8 PM

Sunday July 22: An Afternoon with Vasili

Fresh from his current home in Vermont, Oregon ex-pat Vasili Gletsos will be in the house from 2-5 PM! (And, yes, there will be Hill Farmstead and Wunderkammer Bier on tap!) Looking forward to seeing our old pal!

Monday July 23: The Culmination of Strange Loop

Culmination brew crew members unveil their new side project, Strange Loop Brewing. Culmination will also have something sour on tap for us! Brewers on site 5-8 PM.

INSIDER TIPS:

  • At least 20 of our 35 taps will be pouring a rotating variety of sour and wild ales -- many rare -- for the duration of Puckerfest 12! (For those who are sour fans, that means we still will have taps pouring other tasty things to drink.) Find out what is currently on tap by checking our LIVE DRAFT LIST on the website.
  • Puckerfest runs all biercafe hours of operation each day during the celebration. Special times when brewers will be in-house are listed above.
  • Kiddos (those under 21) are allowed in the biercafe until 7 p.m. (They are always welcome in the shop).
  • In addition to a lot of rare draft beers we usually don't see around these parts, many of these brewers also sent package options, so make sure to also check out our blog for those new arrivals (updated Tuesdays and Fridays). And get here early for those, as they no doubt will go fast!
  • Bring friends, share your beers. It's a great way to sample more of these special offerings.
  • Speaking of which, we will have wine and cider on tap, not to mention a great variety in the shop you can bring over to drink on-site, so bring your friends who aren't beer crazy, too. (Just make sure your bartender opens that bottle or can for you -- it's the law!)
  • Remember to eat! Our on-site food cart, Monk's Deli, is going to be cranking out some great grub to help soak those sour suds. Check out the menu.
  • Have fun! It's going to be an awesome Puckerfest -- so prepare to pucker up!
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Melvin Your IPA Release & Fundraiser
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Melvin Your IPA Release & Fundraiser

Melvin's latest addition to their core lineup is "Crafted on Wyoming’s West Coast ... with 100-percent lupulin cryopowder, we hit the cross-fader between old-school brewing skills and new-school hop technology, creating this tasty remix guaranteed to keep your head ringing." 
Sure, it will be delicious. But it also will be life-changing. Maybe not for you, but for people benefiting from the great works of RIP Medical Debt. RIP is working to raise enough in donations by the end of 2018 to purchase and abolish $50 million in unpayable veteran and military personnel medical debt in America. 
Because of their buying power, $100 in donations can forive $10,000 in debt. And all the money raised through Your IPA sales in Oregon stays in Oregon!
So come taste this futuristic approach to homegrown beer. And help get some Oregonians back on their feet financially!

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Alesmith & Cheese Pairing
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Alesmith & Cheese Pairing

Join AleSmith for an enlightening evening of great beers paired with delicious cheeses, hand-selected from Steve Jones of the Cheese Bar and Chizu! Purchase of a pairing plate includes three beer and cheese pairings, plus two additional cheeses for you to experiment. Supplies are limited, so plan to get here early!

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An Evening with Revision Brewing
Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening with Revision Brewing

Here's your chance to meet a few of the fine folks that keep the beers at Revision Brewing flowing: Jeremy Warren (CEO/Brewmaster) and Darla Roberts (VP, Sales & Marketing)! Whole Lotta Ruckus, described as a "Northeast-Style Double IPA, combining the best of Northeastern tropical juiciness and West Coast piney aggressiveness," will be on tap, along with State of Haze, a hazy IPA! And of course, there's Revision offerings in the bottle shop to take home. 

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For the Love of Lagers: pFriem & pFriends
Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

For the Love of Lagers: pFriem & pFriends

There's a reason the Northwest is leading the new wave of lagers: we have brewers with amazing lager pedigrees!

Join us as we explore lager offerings from three of the Northwest's leading lager producers: pFriem, Wayfinder and Chuckanut. Josh Pfriem and Kevin Davey of Wayfinder will both be on-site to help us celebrate these amazing lagers. Coincidentally, they both cut their lagering teeth at ... Chuckanut! Proof again that it's not a small world, just a large brewpub!

Lagers being poured:

~pFriem Mexican Lager

~pFriem Pilsner

~pFriem pFriem Cereveza Negra

~pFriem Japanese Lager

~pFriem Helles

~pFriem Kolsch

~Chuckanut Gerste Lager

~Chuckanut Marzen

~Wayfinder Hell

~Wayfinder Hidden Hand Cerne Pivo (Czech Black Lager)

**While not a lager, pFriem's award-winning Nectarine Golden Ale will also make a special appearance!

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Bent Over a Barrel with Breakside and Portland Cider Co
Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Bent Over a Barrel with Breakside and Portland Cider Co

Cider meets beer in this love story that goes back at least two years. That's when Portland Cider Co. decided to fill a few Breakside anniversary barrels with some tasty cider. The result was so delicious, they did it again last year. The results are two very rare draft ciders that also are quite different -- from each other and from other beers or ciders!

Come taste both ciders, plus a handful of Breakside barrel-aged beers on draft:

  • Portland Cider Co. Ocular Patdown (Breakside Beer Barrel Project #1)
  • Portland Cider Co. Breakside Beer Barrel Project #2 (blended with peach puree)
  • Breakside Dog & Pony Show (Belmont Station 20th Anniversary Ale)
  • Breakside Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec Strong Ale
  • Breakside 4th Wave Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Vienna Lager
  • Breakside Big Bug Hunter gin-barrel-aged sour conditioned with peaches
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Reuben's Brews & Bale Breaker Crush Across Portland
Jun
13
5:00 PM17:00

Reuben's Brews & Bale Breaker Crush Across Portland

We are super excited to join our "crosstown" friends at Saraveza in this evening-long celebration of two of Washington State's finest breweries! Brewery crew members will be on-site at both locations to meet and greet fans and enjoy some fantastic Reuben's and Bale Breaker beers with us! Our event runs 5-8 PM and Saraveza's runs 6-9 PM, so you can swing by both establishments or just stick closer to whichever part of Portland you call home! Check back here for details on what we will be pouring that night!

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Meet the Brewmaster: Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Meet the Brewmaster: Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker

We are bringing out a LOT of great Firestone Walker beers from the cellar for this one! Come meet and chat with one of the most highly lauded craft brewers in the world! From 5-8 PM, Matt will be on site, talking with friends and fans, and, of course, enjoying some great Firestone Walker beers!

Buy a Firestone Walker bottle in the shop and Matt will sign it for you! (Sorry, no outside bottles allowed, just to keep things simple.) Matt's one of the nicest, most humble guys around, so we know it will be a great time! 

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Silver Moon F*ck Cancer Fundraiser
Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Silver Moon F*ck Cancer Fundraiser

We are proud to once again host this amazing fundraiser for the American Cancer Society! We will be pouring Silver Moon's delicious F*ck Cancer IPA on tap and there will be stacks of the bottles for sale in the bottle shop to take home. This year's bottle label features the names of cancer fighters!  Proceeds from each case and keg go to the American Cancer Society to help find a cure against this terrible disease.

This is truly one of our favorite events each year, and we hope you will join us as we raise a glass to all the fighters: those who have survived, those who lost their valiant battle, and all their supporters. Let's raise a middle finger to cancer and raise some money to find a cure.

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Sixpoint Tasting with Shane Welch Himself
May
24
5:00 PM17:00

Sixpoint Tasting with Shane Welch Himself

You've seen him here for many years and even more beers. And now, Shane Welch, one of our more irregular regulars (hey, he owns a brewery in Brooklyn, he can't be here all the time) will be on hand to share samples of his delicious Sixpoint beers with us! The extensive lineup includes:
Puff Hazy DIPA (fresh from the brewery!)
Alpenflo Munich Helles Lager
Bengali IPA
Citrus Jammer Gose
The Crisp Pilsner
Jammer Gose
Lo-Res Session IPA
Barrel-Aged Righteous Rye Ale

Plenty of cans will be available to take home, too!

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New Braunfels Tasting & Meet the Founder
May
23
5:00 PM17:00

New Braunfels Tasting & Meet the Founder

We are super excited to be the first to welcome New Braunfels' "Pucker Gangster" Kelly Meyer to Portland! Come say hi, learn about this amazing Texas sour house, and taste what they're all about! Of course, we also will have bottles available to take home! Here's what Kelly will be sampling:
Blondine Sour Wheat
Das Lokal Barrel-Aged Sour
Heavenescent Barrel-Aged Sour
Saison de Roncier Brambleberry Saison

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Samuel Smith's Salute!
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Samuel Smith's Salute!

Remember – or imagine – what beer drinking was like in America in 1978, before the first Samuel Smith’s shipment arrived. There were about 85 breweries in the US and only one was a craft brewery. Imports were few, and almost all were pale lagers.

Today, the American beer scene is the most dynamic on the planet.
Savor the benchmark beers from Samuel Smith’s, and recall the prominent role this iconic British brewery has played in the US craft beer revolution. The Annual Samuel Smith Salute is a national call to toast the iconic British brewery that has played a prominent role in the US craft beer revolution!

Join us at 7:30 PM on Friday and raise a glass to this iconic brewery with Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale ON TAP!

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Firestone Walker Coconut Rye Parabola Tapping!
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Firestone Walker Coconut Rye Parabola Tapping!

Come enjoy this racy reinterpretation of the Firestone Walker classic!

The story of this beer begins with a select lot of Parabola racked into premium rye whiskey barrels for extended aging. A year later, the FW crew toasted shaved coconut over coals of rum barrel wood, then commingled it with the rye-aged Parabola for one month.

The inclusion of the caramelized coconut amplifies the natural coconut notes found in regular bourbon barrel-aged Parabola, while the influence of the rye whiskey barrels adds a distinct peppery character.

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Modern Times Avalon Cans Release Party
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Modern Times Avalon Cans Release Party

The progeny of London yeast and a breathtaking plethora of juicy hops, this 7% stunner promises to be a hazy IPA of the highest order. Prepare your taste receptors for a rousing chorus of tropical wonderment that will have you singing its praises long after the final sip.

Join the MT crew as we help them release this fantastic beer in equally beautiful cans! We also will have a couple of their beers on tap to help in this celebration!

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 Matryoshka Night & Fort George Tasting
May
15
4:30 PM16:30

Matryoshka Night & Fort George Tasting

Join us for a very special afternoon and evening with our friends at Fort George! We will be tapping four variants of their incredible Matryoshka Russian Imperial Stout:

2017 Matryoshka with cocoa nibs
2018 Matryoshka aged in Pinot Noir and Bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs
2018 Matryoshka aged on vanilla beans
2018 Matryoshka with vanilla beans and marionberries

Fort George will be pouring samples of their awesome lineup of core beers from 4:30-6 p.m. In addition to the fabulous four Matryoshkas we will be pouring, we also will be pouring Beta IPA 16.6 (the FINAL Beta before it officially becomes 3-Way IPA) and Fields of Green IPA!

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May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tall Tim Plays 'Tales From The Station'

You've seen him here for many years and even more beers. And finally, "Tall Tim" will be performing his original music loosely based on his observations from all this "studying" he's done at Belmont Station. Grab a beer and find a seat in the biercafe to listen to this modern-day trou-BREW-dor as he sings his "Tales from the Station" for one night only! **Any resemblance to real people, dead or alive, is purely coincidental.

Or so Tim says.

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May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Bale Breaker Hoppin' Into Oregon Party

Hailing from the hops haven of the Yakima Valley, Bale Breaker comes by its name honestly! We are thrilled this brewery is finally coming to Oregon and to have a chance to help them launch their beers here!

We are still working on the draft list for the evening, so keep an eye on the next newsletter and the events page on our website for details and look forward to meeting some of the Bale Breaker crew!

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Alesong Tasting
Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

Alesong Tasting

Members of the Alesong team will be here for this extensive Alesong Brewing & Blending tasting including the following bottles:

Kind of Blue Belgian-Style Ale w/Blueberries

Pêche Belgian-Style Blonde w/ Peaches

Oregon Honey Dry-Hopped Farmhouse Ale

White Belgian-Style Witbier

Dubbel Belgian-Style Dubbel

Rackhouse Reserve Imperial Stout

Also on draft in the biercafe:

Four Pirates Belgian-Style Quad

White (See above for description) hours in the biercafe!

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420 Party with Sixpoint & Lagunitas
Apr
20
4:19 PM16:19

420 Party with Sixpoint & Lagunitas

Our friends at Lagunitas kick off the 420 party as we tap Waldo's Special Ale at 4:19 PM (so everyone has time to get one in-hand for a 4:20 toast)! They are once again making us their first stop on the annual Waldo's pub crawl! Here's the full pub crawl schedule:

4:19 at Belmont
5:20ish at The Rambler
6:20ish at Tin Bucket
*unofficial final final at Bridgetown Beerhouse after Tin Bucket 

Then, the Sixpoint "herbin' legends" will be rockin' the house as we help them roll out two cans of HAZY beers (appropriately enough) that have never been sold outside their Brooklyn, NY, brewery:

Hootie (cans & draft) -- Hazy pale ale hopped with Idaho 7, El Dorado & Amarillo.

Posse (cans & draft) -- Hazy DIPA with Nelson Sauvin, Moteuka, Wakatu & Rakau.

***SALES FOR HOOTIE & POSSE WILL START AT 5 PM/LIMIT ONE 4-PACK OF EACH PER CUSTOMER***

Also on draft:

Undefined Variable -- Hazy IPA with Australian hops Galaxy, Enigma & Vic Secret.

Citrus Jammer -- Refreshing tart ale with a lemon-lime kick.

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Pelican Brewing Tasting
Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

Pelican Brewing Tasting

Maia will be in house running you through the VERY wide array of Pelican's award-winning beers! With 6 year round beers and 2 or three seasonal offerings you are bound to find something you like. Also if you ask nicely, Maia might even spit some rhymes.

Pelican beers on tap in the Biercafe:

  • Beak Bender IPA - New Flagship IPA
  • Noir - Strong Dark Ale
  • Dark Hearted - Collaboration w/ Sleepy Monk Coffee "Blonde Stout"

 

 

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Bottle Shop Day-time only Closure
Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Bottle Shop Day-time only Closure

We will be closed in the BOTTLE SHOP ONLY on April 18 until 5 PM

Just like death and taxes, inventory is a necessary evil. We will be closed for a brief period of time during the day on Wednesday April 18th. Come celebrate the end of inventory with us after 5 PM or join us during regular business hours in the Biercafe!

 

 

 

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